Pythagorean expectation is the idea that you can calculate a team’s winning percentage based solely on its for and against. It originated with baseball nerds but, according to its Wikipedia article, has been adapted for other sports. 352 more words

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#### Reading the Comics, March 25, 2017: Slow Week Edition

Slow week around here for mathematically-themed comic strips. These happen. I suspect Comic Strip Master Command is warning me to stop doing two-a-week essays on reacting to comic strips and get back to more original content. 546 more words

#### Keep it psimple

See how the pensive pigeon

ponders postulates and proofs

as he perches on the pergola

and ‘pinionates on roofs.

Pythagoras the Pigeon

partook of pedantry; 33 more words

#### Michelangelo, Lascaux, Kafka & Pythagoras (4 new poems)

Many thanks to the editors of The Basil O’Flaherty, who just published four new poems of mine:

Unfinished Michelangelo

Kafka’s Sisters (1945)

The Painted Caves: Chauvet, Lascaux, Altamira… 29 more words

#### Pythagora - First pure mathematician

Pythagoras of Samos is often described as the first pure mathematician. He is an extremely important figure in the development of mathematics yet we know relatively little about his mathematical achievements. 2,987 more words

#### Pythagoras & An Egg

Today was the middle day of a three-day fast, so not my happiest day. Several people and several articles I’ve read extolled the virtues of the three-day fast for blood sugar issues, so I was willing to try it. 488 more words